Tuesday, December 28, 2021

Nao Robot For Business And Educational Purposes

 

Nao Robot Blue


The NAO V6 robot is one of the world's most advanced humanoid robots. It's a self-driving robot that uses cutting-edge mechanical and software engineering to achieve its goals. It can recognize people's faces, detect their emotions, and listen, converse, and interact with them using it.

NAO can be programmed to execute a variety of tasks, but it was primarily created to stimulate human-machine interaction and development. In this issue of Revista de Robots, learn why NAO stands out for its features and ease of programming.

Aldebaran Robotics company, developed the NAO robot. SoftBank Robotics, a Japanese investment fund, has contributed to the project's development. One of the firms now marketing it is Alisys, a SoftBank official partner focused to providing breakthrough solutions in intelligent software. Here are some videos of Nao so you can appreciate its potential for yourself.

The NAO V6 STANDARD robot's uses and applications

The NAO robot is appropriate for children as young as seven years old, including kindergarten, elementary, middle, and high school students. The ability of NAO to recognize a person's mood and portray emotions such as grief, excitement, surprise, and fear is one of its most notable features.

The following are the advantages and benefits that Nao provides in its many utilities:

Nao is a humanoid robot that can interact with humans.

NAO's educational benefits include an increase in student participation, which has a direct impact on accomplishing academic goals. It enables them to combine theory and experience in projects. It promotes collaboration, problem-solving, and skill development. Programming is especially useful for scientific, mathematics, technology, and robotics engineering applications.

NAO research applications: The humanoid robot provides an ideal testing environment for theoretical and conceptual models, as well as software that supports multi-language programming and facilitates human-robot interaction.

Projects for special education: It is geared toward working with autistic and special needs children, with a focus on visual, verbal, and tactile engagement.

NAO's application in the home: It encourages youngsters and the elderly to learn about robotics. It can be used as an additional component at home, capable of narrating stories, motivating in the reminder of healthy behaviors, or just keeping an eye on the house.

Advantages of its application in businesses: Having cutting-edge technology allows you to have a positive impact on your consumers by providing them with a robot with whom they can communicate. It can also be used to promote the company's marketing initiatives.

Software for programming NAO robots

If you wish to learn how to program the NAO robot, we can assure you that it is rather simple to do so and that no prior programming experience is necessary. It includes software that allows you to use Windows, Linux, and Mac operating systems. It includes a graphical programming environment, simulation software, and a software development kit.

The software's programming language can be customized to suit any user, whether a youngster or an adult. You can program using the drag-and-drop block system, which also supports complex programming languages like:

C++, Python, Java, and MATLAB are examples of programming languages.

Nao's dimensions and technical characteristics

Nao weighs 4.3 kilograms and stands at a height of 58 cm, making it an ideal candidate for coexistence with humans. It can lift objects weighing up to 600 grams because to its prehensile fingers with tactile sensors on its hands.

A complex operating system called NAOqi controls the various aspects of NAO, such as sensors, motors, and software.

The Nao Robot v6's features, software, and dimensions, as well as how to program the NAO Robot

It has Wifi and can be linked in the office or at home using both WPA and WEP. Nao communicates with four microphones, speaks 19 languages, and can distinguish sound from any angle. It is equipped with two detection cameras that allow it to recognize items in its surroundings. It can pick itself up if it falls to the ground, thanks to its movable robotic arms.

After a few days, NAO recognizes the people it speaks with and can recall their names. The Nao robot (the most recent V6 Estádard) comes in numerous configurations with up to 25 degrees of freedom. The version utilized in the Robocup, for example, provides up to 21 degrees of freedom without the usage of actuated hands.

The inertial measurement unit, which includes a gyrometer, accelerometer, and four ultrasonic sensors, provides stability to the robot in all variants, while the leg versions include eight force detecting resistors and two stops.

Nao was able to perceive the world and interact with it thanks to its many sensors. It has 25 degrees of freedom, giving it the perfect amount of mobility and flexibility to go wherever it wants. Four microphones, two speakers, and two high-definition cameras are included in the collaborative robot.

How much does the NAO V6 robot cost?

If you want to purchase this adorable human-shaped robot to use in your business, health and social project, or educational robotics, you should be aware that it is pretty expensive. The NAO robot costs roughly 8,000 euros at the moment.

Keep in mind that NAO comes in a variety of hues and variants. If the NAO V5 version was red and blue, you may now get it in gray in the current V6. When you purchase it, you will receive the software license, an instructive manual, a carrying case, a two-year guarantee from the robot's manufacturer, and a docking station in two colors.

The Nao robot has a long and illustrious history.


Started in 2004 where they worked with the following versions: AL-01, AL-02, AL-03, AL-04, AL-05 A and AL-05 B. In August 2007, Nao replaced Sony's Aibo robot dog as the Robocup's standard platform.

A version of Nao was presented in 2008 that was designed for use in laboratories and institutions to aid with research and education. Nao was already available to the public by 2011, and it was being used in a variety of academic institutions around the world. This is the situation with the University of Tokyo and Saudi Arabia's King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals.

The Nao Next Gen, which featured a more powerful CPU, enhanced software, and high-definition cameras, was released in December 2011 by the developer robotics business. It also came with an anti-collision system, walked faster, and was more durable.

Hundreds of academic institutions around the world have relied on the NAO robot to utilize its technology in educational robotics since then and over the years.

In 2012, Nao robots were sent to a special school in the United Kingdom for use in teaching autistic children, and some of these children saw in the robot a youthful figure with expressions more relatable than human persons.

 

 Article Author Gerluxe Image: wikipedia

Saturday, December 25, 2021

Pepper, the humanoid robot that detects emotions

Pepper, the emotion-detecting humanoid robot

pepper robot

It is ludicrous to discuss Japan without considering artificial intelligence. Whether we like it or not, Japanese technology has infiltrated much of our Western culture.

We must acknowledge that, in terms of the fourth technology revolution's evolution, Japan is one of the countries that has best realized that we cannot advance as a society without innovation. This is the world we live in.

Indeed, all technology forecasts for 2019 and 2020 point to a world in which artificial intelligence (AI) will be the most revolutionary development. According to the 18th edition of the global consulting firm Deloitte's "Technology, Media and Telecommunications Predictions," the massification of artificial intelligence (AI) software and services, the increase in sports TV-based betting, and the rebound in sales related to 3D printing, which will exceed US $ 2.7 billion in 2019 and US $ 3 billion in 2020, are some of the trends that will impact the industry this year and next.

Today, we can observe how drones are progressing, how firms are incorporating robotics, and how algorithms are displacing operational occupations such as data entry and information retrieval. A robot has even taken over a job that was formerly regarded to be the most crucial in terms of customer service. Let's talk about one of Japan's top cultural ambassadors. At the very least, in terms of technology.

We're talking about Pepper, one of the most recognizable robots these days, thanks to the fact that well-known companies like Softbank use them for customer support. "Pepper is a humanoid robot with a humanoid design. Designed to interact with them, assist them, and exchange knowledge with them while also assisting their business. Pepper, who is friendly and engaging, creates a one-of-a-kind experience in the form of genuine interactions "the condition of the entity

It is, however, not limited to the land of the 'Rising Sun.' In January of this year, the robot arrived in Colombia. According to Bancolombia, the first Colombian bank to use this technology, four experimental robots were introduced in January 2019 as part of a collaboration between the universities of Los Andes, Santo Tomás, and Magdalena. This bank has collaborated with these educational institutions to improve research activities and foster a collaborative ecosystem that brings together complementary expertise in order to drive open innovation and AI in the country.

Pepper's story is from the year 2014. Softbank Robotics designed it, and it was released to the market on June 20, 2015. It's a little creature, standing only 1.22 meters tall and weighing only 27.67 kilos. There were only 1,000 models available to all users in Japan when it was debuted, and they sold out in minutes for a base price of 198,000 yen ($1,600) plus a monthly fee of 24,600 yen ($200) for data fees and insurance.

What is the secret to Pepper's success? In order to connect with humans, the humanoid must be able to read emotions, detect voice tones, and understand facial expressions. Above all, Kaname Hayashi, project manager at SoftBank, told him, "he tries to make you happy."

When the robot travels to Japan, it becomes a sensation, serving as an assistance at bank offices, restaurants (as seen in the movie below), shopping malls, and train stations. Pepper can read and develop its own emotions thanks to its array of cameras, touch sensors, accelerometer, and other sensors in its "multi-layered, endocrine-like neurological system."

Pepper's inventors, on the other hand, envisioned it as a loving friend for people rather than a working robot. Pepper, according to Softbank, has its own set of emotions that change and "are influenced by people's facial expressions and words, as well as their surroundings." "Pepper appears at peace when he is with people he knows, joyful when he is praised, and terrified when the lights go dark," according to the developers.

The developers agree that the robot will make mistakes, but they claim that Pepper will learn and evolve over time thanks to its own emotional engine and collective intelligence gleaned from cloud data.

 

Article Author Gerluxe Image: japantimes

Thursday, December 23, 2021

Robohon, the robo-phone you'll want in your pocket

It's a cross between a cell phone and a robot, and it's all thanks to a Japanese effort.

 

Robohon

We've grown accustomed to seeing many types of robots. The same may be said for the cellphones that have taken over our world. In the absence of new inventions, humans are unlikely to be astonished in either of these two fields.

Sharp, on the other hand, wants to take it a step farther and combine robots and mobile telephony. The end result is a cute humanoid robot that can also be used as a phone. Of course, it may seem unusual to hold something in the shape of a human to your ear, but given that it was designed in Japan, it's not a big concern.

Robohon is a humanoid mini-robot that dances, speaks, and also acts as a sophisticated cell phone that desires to lead this sort of telephony, according to the creature's father, Tomoka Takahashi, who is also the father of the first robot astronaut, whose return to Earth is already one year old.

In terms of technical specifications, this robot runs Android 5.0, has facial and voice recognition technology, LTE or 4G connectivity, Bluetooth 4.0, and wifi, as well as a small two-inch LCD touch screen on the back. It also includes a 1700 mAh battery and 16GB of internal storage. It is 19.5 centimeters in length and 390 grams in weight.

It isn't particularly powerful, and carrying it in your pocket isn't ideal. But if there's one thing that this small robot has going for it, it's the fact that it walks, takes pictures with its 8 megapixel camera, plays music, and can even project movies on the wall using an embedded sensor on its front with a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. What more could you possibly want?

It was just released this week, and test units are now available at the RoBoHon Café in Tokyo. As for the price, you can probably guess that such a cute little creature won't be inexpensive. You read that correctly: if you want your talking robot, you'll have to pay 1,801$.

 

Article Author Gerluxe Image: engadget

Tuesday, December 21, 2021

The Henn na Hotel is the world's first Hotel run by robots

HENN NA HOTEL

The "Henn na Hotel" hotels are known for their efficiency and modernity. The HIS hotel network is constantly evolving in terms of design and technology, resulting in a comfortable and distinctive experience.

Henn na Hotel" hotels aspire to be efficient, comfortable, and ecologically responsible, and they are dedicated to changing how we think about hotels today. They are suitable for both commercial and family use and leave no one uninterested.

 HENN NA HOTEL - a robot-served hotel.

Enjoy the conveniences and surprises that come with cutting-edge technology. Stay in a hotel chain that has been recognized by the Guinness Book of Records as the world's first hotel run entirely by robots, and get a head start on the future.

Imagine finding a checkroom carried by a robotic arm that will store your bags as soon as you enter.

While speaking with a humanoid-looking robot or, why not, a dinosaur, you'll be able to check in.

With facial recognition check-in, you can leave your hotel key or card at home and still go into your room without worrying about losing it.

One of the definitions of the Japanese term "Henn" is "changing," which indicates our commitment to evolution in order to elevate our enjoyment of senses and comfort.

A stay in a "Henn na Hotel" is full of surprises, and a one-of-a-kind experience will transport our guests into the future.

Rooms

Each room is outfitted with the most up-to-date technologies in order to maximize efficiency. For example, motion sensor technology shuts off lights while they are not in use, and radiant panel technology in air conditioners. The guest rooms are designed with comfort and functionality in mind, with special attention paid to elements that will surprise guests while still keeping the area lively!
 

Amenities

LG Styler, a product by LG.

Deep penetrating steam and gently moving hangers remove wrinkles and erase odors in your garments.

It's the most convenient method to keep your clothes looking new and fresh throughout your stay.


Air Conditioner for Futon

The first futon (Japanese mattress) conditioner in the world. It keeps the temperature between the mattress and the body at a comfortable 97 degrees Fahrenheit. It can also be adjusted in 10-degree increments. It may also be adjusted in 3°F increments to help you find the ideal resting and waking temperature. The conditioner dehumidifies and deodorizes the room so you may sleep comfortably all night.

Other unique and beneficial services offered by each hotel include the usage of Chromecast, which allows guests to see their smartphone material on a huge TV screen, as well as the use of a smartphone for visitors to use throughout their stay. Free local and international calls, as well as Internet, are available on the phone.

 

Article Author Gerluxe  Image: tecnohotelnews 

Sunday, December 19, 2021

Bird legs added to drone so it can land on branches

 Drone's legs have been added to allow it to land on branches.


 

Bird Drone legs

Mark Cutkosky, an engineer at Stanford University in California, and David Lentink, a professor at the University of Groningen in the Netherlands, have created a drone with claw-like legs.

Birds could sit on any branch, regardless of its size or abnormalities, the researchers discovered. This motivated them to continue working on their invention. It was, however, not especially simple to make.

"It's difficult to duplicate how birds fly and perch," William Roderick, a graduate student in both universities' labs, explains. They make takeoff and landing look so simple after millions of years of evolution, even with all the intricacy and diversity of tree branches found in a forest."

Cutkosky's team has spent years drawing inspiration from animals in order to apply their characteristics to robots, whereas Lentink's group has focused on airborne robots based on various birds. A study published in Science Robotics reflects the combined knowledge of the two universities.

The claws, called "stereotyped nature-inspired aerial grasper" (SNAG), are attached to a quadcopter drone, according to the study. The robot can fly, catch and carry objects, and land on diverse surfaces thanks to this addition.

"It's difficult to duplicate how birds fly and perch," William Roderick, a graduate student in both universities' labs, explains. They make takeoff and landing look so simple after millions of years of evolution, even with all the intricacy and diversity of tree branches found in a forest."

Cutkosky's team has spent years drawing inspiration from animals in order to apply their characteristics to robots, whereas Lentink's group has focused on airborne robots based on various birds. A study published in Science Robotics reflects the combined knowledge of the two universities.


 

drone claw
Image: popsci

 The claws, called "stereotyped nature-inspired aerial grasper" (SNAG), are attached to a quadcopter drone, according to the study. The robot can fly, catch and carry objects, and land on diverse surfaces thanks to this addition.

As a result of this invention, a robot with a powerful, high-speed clutch that can close in as little as 20 milliseconds has been created. SNAG's ankles lock and the robot stabilizes itself by wrapping itself around a grapple.

Roderick, whose parents are biologists and who is passionate about ecosystem conservation, says, "Part of the underlying reason for my work was to create tools that we can use to investigate the natural world." If we could create a robot that could mimic the behavior of a bird, it would open up totally new avenues for environmental research."

 

Article Author Gerluxe  Image: notebookcheck

Saturday, December 18, 2021

Robear, the robot that takes care of the elderly

 

 

Robear robot

In the first world countries there is an increasing number of elderly people, as well as an increase in human life expectancy, owing to medical advancements and improved quality of life. Not unexpectedly, RIKEN and Sumitomo Riko Company Limited in Japan have developed the Robear, an experimental nursing robot that combines modern robotics with a fairly attractive design.

Robear is a robot companion for the elderly or those who have difficulty moving around. Its specialization is simple, but vital: transporting patients to and from bed with the help of a human. Carrying the weight of patients is one of the most difficult responsibilities for nursing personnel, and it often causes substantial back discomfort. Robear is a collaborative robot that comes to people's aid to alleviate them of their load.





Riken's Robot for Interactive Body Assistance (RIBA) and RIBA II, two assistive robots that were introduced in 2009 and 2011, respectively, are the inspiration for this robot. They were created by Nagoya's RIKEN-SRK Collaboration Center for Human-Robot Interaction, and feature a cartoon-like head and design.

It has evolved and undergone various changes since its debut in 2009, including a reduction in structural weight (from 230 kilos in the second iteration to the current 140 kilos) and the size of its base. The Japanese robot has extensible legs that keep it from falling when lifting a patient and provide additional stability, and retract when not in use.

These robots have the potential to not only compensate for the scarcity of carers, but also to assist human personnel with difficult and heavy duties like pulling a patient out of bed and into a wheelchair. Robear is 140 kg, while its predecessor, the RIBA-II, is 230 kg. Robear's foundation, unlike previous models, is smaller but more sturdy, thanks to a set of detachable legs that may be deployed to maintain balance when needed or to make it invisible when in motion. Furthermore, the mechanism of its joints is faster and more sensitive, resulting in smoother movements, among other things, to aid patients in getting up, moving, and so on.

Thanks to the installation of a variety of sensors, its joints can move rapidly and precisely while also executing smoother movements. "We sincerely believe that this robot will lead to advancements in nursing care, alleviating the load on today's carers," Toshiharu Mukai, the project's research team leader, said.

This is not, however, the last model to be developed; according to its creators, they are already working on robots with enhanced capabilities for the care of the old or sick in hospitals, among other applications.

 Article Author Gerluxe Image: sohu

Friday, December 17, 2021

Tapia robot Companion Review

 
 

tapia robot

Tapia is a smart robot that can keep you in touch with friends and family, organize your busy calendar, keep you informed about the latest news, and provide you hands-free access to your smart home gadgets. 

Tapia will brighten your heart with jokes and laughter after a long day. If you sit close to Tapia, the robot will assist you in making contact with the individuals that matter to you. When you go outside, Tapia can also provide you with the most up-to-date weather information, and you may add music to relax or modify your mood.

A charming virtual assistant robot that is designed to become a part of your household.

MJI is a technological business based in Japan that focuses on producing robots for modern humans. Its goal is to develop products that will accompany you, help you relax, and make you happy. That's true, this corporation's futuristic bet is that robots will become the company of people who require a nice buddy or assistant.


 


While other technology companies have focused on developing industrial robots, MJI has chosen to develop alternatives for the household. Tapia, a robot that, in a word, is supposed to become your best friend, is a clear example of its bet.

Tapia features a lot of things that will help you live a less burdened life, in addition to having an ultra-friendly and playful design. Perhaps the most striking feature of this robot is that it has facial and voice recognition, making it simple to identify who is speaking to it and engage in conversation.

Tapia can also read aloud to you or your children, take, save, and save images, as well as play the music you request, make phone calls, schedule appointments for you, read the news, and even monitor your and your loved ones' health.

 

Article Author Gerluxe  Image: Indiegogo

Monday, December 13, 2021

The Lynx robot home companion

Several robots are introduced at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas throughout the year. We'll discuss about the 2017 CES in particular, and how the Lynx robot, which is based on Amazon's Alexa technology, stood out from the crowd and attracted a lot of attention.

robot lynx

Ubtech Robotics, a business with a lot of experience in the field of robotics, produced the Lynx robot. As a result, this robot is created by combining Alpha Robot with Amazon's Alexa's voice recognition and artificial intelligence. The Lynx robot is a platform that combines robotics and intelligence in a very user-friendly manner.

Features of the Lynx robot

A 180o panoramic camera allows the Lynx robot to distinguish faces and speech, as previously indicated. Not only that, but owing to Alexa technology, it will be able to execute acts such as personalized welcomes with its hands, give a hug, and even play music and dance using the Lynx Robot app, which you will need to have installed on your Smartphone.

But that's not all; by connecting the Avatar Mode, you can see, hear, and listen through the robot from anywhere; all you have to do is open the Lynx Robot program on your smartphone.

The robot Lynx Robot, on the other hand, has a variety of sensors that allow it to react and respond to the surroundings as well as human contact.

The robot can detect changes in illumination and movement thanks to the PIR sensor on its chest. This sensor will be triggered when you select Surveillance Mode from the application, and the Lynx robot will be able to make a 30-second video that will show you everything that is going on in your home and then send it to your Smartphone so you can watch it wherever you are.

At home, a companion

Ubtech, the firm that makes the Lynx robot, promotes it as "the ideal household companion." You will be able to engage with the Lynx robot, and it will serve as your agenda and personal assistant, in addition to doing and carrying out all of the responsibilities listed above. It will act as a reminder of all the essential events on your calendar for that day, as well as calendar alerts: possible meetings, birthdays, corporate dinners, and so on.

Furthermore, because it is an Alexa-enabled robot, it has another function: using Amazon's Alexa technology, you may purchase Amazon Prime products through the Lynx robot using only voice instructions.

With all of the above in mind, you can't deny that it's a very intriguing choice. Although it's unclear whether it'll be available in Spain, this robot is expected to cost around $800.

 

Article Author Gerluxe Image: thegadgetflow

Sunday, December 12, 2021

Cozmo toy robot has its own personality, according to Anki Cozmo.

 This toy robot has its own personality, according to Anki Cozmo.

Cozmo toy robot


If you're looking for a gift or want to learn how to program, Cozmo is the way to go.
Meet Cozmo, the adorable tiny robot from Anki, the makers of the wildly famous Overdrive AI cars. Cozmo is a robotic companion with artificial intelligence. To put it another way, he's a toy robot with a witty personality. Continue reading to find out what we think...

Anki Cozmo is a toy robot that is both instructive and entertaining for children. Anki Cozmo is a toy robot that is both instructive and entertaining for children. Now available on Amazon. $129.99

What exactly is cozmo?

Cozmo is so nice that he'd be right at home in a Disney film...

Cozmo enjoys interacting with you. He has a webcam that allows him to recognize you and address you by name. He has a 128 x 64 pixel face display that he utilizes to portray emotion. Cozmo can explore his surroundings, and as you interact with him, you'll be able to gain new talents, tricks, and games.

Because this display is identical to the one used in our Arduino OLED game lesson, you could theoretically build your own Cozmo - but it would be a lot of work.

Cozmo has a distinct personality. If he gets bored, he'll design a flyer or set up games for you to play, and he'll get irritated if he loses. Cozmo can utter his name and the words he writes, but his personality is shown through noises rather than words. Cozmo is remarkably down-to-earth and will cheer or mumble a noise depending on what's going on.

Tricks, games, and more

Cozmo comes with three small cubes out of the box. Cozmo may move these cubes around freely with his forklift and even stack them on top of each other to make a small tower. Cozmo knows which direction these cubes are intended to be by using image recognition software and his camera...

On top of each cube is a light that can be utilized in a variety of games. There's a game called Quick Touch that is centered on reactions. Then there's Stay Away, as well as a slew of other memory and reaction games. Anki releases new games on a regular basis, and as you play with Cozmo, you'll unlock even more.

This little robot can also do a variety of feats. Cozmo can use his forklift or construct wheels to get about his cubes. In a hilarious, robotic way, he'll even beep backwards. However, if you leave Cozmo alone for an extended period of time, he will become bored. It will provide its own entertainment, which is the most enjoyable to be a part of.

Perhaps he'll build up a game for you to play, or he'll start humming his own tunes. Cozmo's cheeky personality shines through here, as he occasionally sneaks up behind you and crushes your fingers with his forklift, which, as scary as it sounds, doesn't harm and is all in good fun...

Cozmo's large screen for a face is incredibly expressive, so you can tell how he's feeling at any given time. Anki has done an excellent job at emulating the emotion. His eyes are the medium through which he expresses himself. When she concentrates, she frowns or squints her eyes. If he's unsure about something, he'll gape. Despite the fact that all of this behavior is pre-programmed, it succeeds in bringing Cozmo to life.

Please read our guide to learn more about artificial intelligence and what it isn't. Artificial intelligence isn't what you think it is. Artificial intelligence isn't what you think it is. Will the world be conquered by clever, sentient robots? Not now, and possibly never. If you're wondering when the Cozmo robot rebellion will start, keep reading.

The application from behind the scenes

Cozmo is intelligent, but not so intelligent. The vast bulk of its actions are managed by your mobile device, which you can download for free on iOS or Android. It's a great idea to use your phone to perform complex calculations. It means Cozmo is less expensive and easier to make, and it can last longer when new models are released. Because it's only an app, updates are very simple....

The app does an excellent job of guiding you through the first setup. Everything is addressed in an easy and instructive manner, from turning on the cubes to signing in for the first time...

The app shows the Cozmo status, which is divided into three sections:
Feeding and Play Maintenance

Cozmo must be fed, played, and tuned on a regular basis. It's simple to feed Cozmo by shaking a bucket until the bar fills up, then placing it where he can see it. Cozmo will stock up and "consume" a large quantity of the substance. Then he'll charge at you like a puppy. It's a miracle he's not sick; if it weren't for all the mechanics, he'd be....

It's simple to play with Cozmo, and if you don't, he'll make up his own games, as we've seen before...

Finally, there's the issue of upkeep. I'm not sure why this is necessary or what it's for, but it involves "calibrating" Cozmo's tracks. I'm not persuaded that this actually works, although it doesn't take long...

The app gives you access to a number of functions. You can view not just your robot's health, but also how many games you've unlocked, as well as cheats and tunes. New games can be purchased with "spark" credits when they are released. These are similar to in-app purchases or in-game credits, but you don't have to spend real money to get them. Playing Cozmo earns you sparks. You earn more money the more you play.

Cozmo, I believe, is letting you down with this constant play and credit system. Your play and hunger levels will be low if you haven't used Cozmo in a while, therefore Cozmo will behave appropriately. He's more like a cat than a dog in this regard: he'll be happy to see you, but he'll remember that you haven't used him in a month....

If you don't utilize Cozmo, your phone will send you a push notice. This irritates me so much that I turn it off after the first incident.

There is an explorer mode in the Cozmo app. This is where you can view what Cozmo sees and control it like an RC car from afar. You can drive your forklift, pick up buckets, and do pretty much whatever else you desire.

A Code Lab is included with Cozmo. Similar to Scratch, this is a visual programming language. You can program Cozmo to do some pretty fascinating things by using our code lab directly on your mobile device...

Drag and drop blocks or actions to create a complete task by chaining them together. This could be anything as simple as a new song or a fun dance. It performs admirably and is really simple to use. There are lots of examples to get you started, and if you get lost, you can always ask for help in the Anki forum...

Alternatively, if you have the necessary expertise, you may use the API to re-program Cozmo. What are APIs and how do they work? What are APIs and how do they work? What are the different types of APIs? Have you ever wondered how your computer programs and websites communicate with one another? More information and the software development kit can be found here (SDK). You can access practically every feature of the cozmo when developing Python code. Do you want to put your name on it? Yes! Is it possible to make it go faster? Sure. What about having it drive across the room when you receive an email? Absolutely. The Cozmo API contains a lot of features that Anki has worked hard to create, and it's free! The purchase includes everything you'll need.

This SDK is incredible, and it has features that are comparable to those found in scientific research robots that cost hundreds of thousands of dollars more!

Anki Cozmo is a toy robot that is both instructive and entertaining for children. Anki Cozmo is a toy robot that is both instructive and entertaining for children. Now available on Amazon. $129.99

Cozmo is difficult to suggest to everyone. Yes, Cozmo is the coolest robot around if you're eight years old. The novelty may wear off soon if you aren't interested in coding and won't be using the coding lab.

Simply mentioned, learning to code is perhaps the most compelling reason for an adult to get Cozmo. Cozmo is obviously pricey, costing roughly $150. However, for that money, you get 90 minutes of battery life, a witty personality, and access to an almost limitless API.

Check out our guide to the top remote control toys if you're searching for something a little simpler or less expensive. For your children, the best remote control toys. For your children, the best remote control toys. There's no better gift for a child's hobbies than a remote control robot, car, or dinosaur! This collection includes 15 fantastic remote control toys for kids.

Article Author Gerluxe  Image:engadget

Saturday, December 11, 2021

Gary, the latest home robot, is scheduled to debut in 2022.

gary home robot



It can pick up toys or laundry, water plants, serve food, remove sheets, and transport items at a warehouse, among other things. Unlimited Robotics created it in Israel.

Gary, the latest home robot, is scheduled to debut in 2022.

It can pick up toys or laundry, water plants, serve food, remove sheets, and transport items at a warehouse, among other things. Unlimited Robotics created it in Israel.

Gary isn't trying to be attractive, despite his humorous past. "Amazon is working on something extremely charming," Altagar said, alluding to the conversational interface that drives Alexa and other Amazon gadgets.

ElliQ, a robot from the Israeli company Intuition Robotics, is designed to be a companion for elders and is also attractive.

"We're not in the beauty sector," the executive clarified, "but in the practical and utilitarian."

From doing laundry to watering plants, there's always something to do.

Gary was created to do things like retrieve soiled towels from the laundry basket and place them in the washing machine, not to play beloved tunes on demand or connect a video conversation with the grandchildren.

It can also open jars, water plants, and load the dishwasher.

Gary could serve food or greet clients at the door if it were a restaurant. He could change linens or restock shampoo and conditioner in a motel.

The robot's two robotic arms (which have yet to master the art of folding clothes) can handle up to five kilograms, and its sensors and cameras include a 3D image of a room and an infrared lens for seeing in the dark.

On the Unlimited Robotics website, Gary is available for pre-order. It's not cheap: it costs around 19,000 shekels ($5,900), but there's a 320 shekel ($100) monthly payment plan available. However, the $100 cost to reserve a seat on the waiting list has already been paid by 80 people.

A new feature is being downloaded.


While many other businesses are working on robots—Boston Dynamics, for example, has numerous models, including a new personal robot dog named Astro—Unlimited Robotics stands out because of its "app store" for robots.

Simply download it if you're seeking for a new function for Gary. Unlimited Robotics will take a 30% cut if a developer chooses to charge for their software.

Unlimited Robotics now provides tools that enable any programmer to construct applications without the need to understand robotics-specific software.

If a developer writes code in Python or JavaScript, Unlimited Robotics' Ra-Ya platform (named after Altagar's mother, Raya) will convert it to operate with their robotic hardware.

"The ability to effortlessly translate from one language to another opens up enormous prospects for software developers to create apps not only for the web or mobile devices, but also for robots," said Altagar.

Ra-Ya isn't just for Gary: if Xiaomi or Samsung create a four-legged robot with six arms (Gary has two arms and wheels), Ra-Ya apps will work on it as well.

Altagar enjoys imagining programs that expand the capabilities of present single-function robotic gadgets, such as a future Roomba with a window-cleaning "arm" attachment.

However, getting to that stage is not an easy task. The CEO explained, "The app would have to understand what a window is, learn how to map it, and be taught on how to clean it."

Ra-software Ya's translation technique requires knowledge of how to connect JavaScript code to the robot's computer vision, navigation, and machine learning platforms.

A friendly robot

Gary's new home is like a blank slate when he first arrives. Although an app can give it a broad idea of what to perform, the robot need personal instruction.

"Everything will be taught to him by the host." It will show Gary which room is his bedroom and where the socks that need to be picked up are located. Gary will ask for feedback after the first encounter. "The host will tell Gary what he did, what went well and what didn't, and how he can improve next time," Altagar explained.

Gary is a gregarious person, and whatever he learns on his new site, he will share with all the other Garys online.

"Other people may not be able to recognize the layout of your specific house," the executive said, "but understanding what a sock is, the best method to hoist it, or how to hold a cup of coffee is something that can be shared."

This is not the same robot as Robotina from The Jetsons. Gary was created with the purpose of being a guy. "We didn't want to create a model where a woman is'serving' a family," said Altagar to ISRAEL21c en Espaol.

From fires to children's toys

Altagar isn't a robotics expert, but he did study law and finance at Tel Aviv University before starting a mobile game company.

Despite the failure of that venture, his passionate spirit took off.

Altagar's motivation was to assist firefighters. "There were a lot of fires in 2019 in California and Israel, and the only way to put out the fires was to send planes to drop water." So we wondered if we might build a robot that could go into the flames and release water and other stuff," he stated.

Gary's firefighter persona was a little more ambitious than Altagar was willing to take on. "Three tiny kids in my house leaving their toys all over the place and my damaged back from cleaning up their mess were the catalysts for the concept," he joked.

So Altagar teamed up with Bar-Ilan University's engineering faculty's Dr. Eli Kolberg and Martin Gordon, the business's director of technology and product, to create a company that now employs 26 people (22 in Petaj Tikva and the others in Colombia and Georgia).

Humanity and machines

Altagar wants to see its robots at hotels, hospitals, health centers, infirmaries, sports stadiums, schools, libraries, museums, and, of course, residences, according to the company.

While Gary is unlikely to put anyone out of work, his arrival coincides with a labor shortage in numerous areas, including restaurants and hospitality.

"We are going to enter a new era in which humans and machines will coexist." Robots are already present in our warehouses and logistics hubs, hidden from view. "We expect they will get closer to humans in the next two years," he stated.

Is it possible to break into Gary's computer? Unlimited Robotics, according to Altagar, "uses the finest security methods we can find."

Gary, unlike Amazon's Alexa, will not listen in on conversations or take pictures without his owners' permission. He'll also have a hood that may be put over his head to prevent him from observing or filming.

"It makes no difference whether someone wears blue or red socks. That information will not be shared outside the residence. We're concerned with the sock's shape because we want to boost Gary's abilities," Altagar explained.

Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla, gave a boost to the entire area of personal robots in August 2021 when he said that his electric car company is building on a "Tesla Bot," a humanoid robot designed to perform "tasks that are risky, repetitive, and even monotonous," just like Gary.

"As a result," Altagar conceded, "people started paying greater attention to this industry."

 

Article Author Gerluxe Image: Zenger News

Wednesday, December 8, 2021

Intelligent, preprogrammed robot and unintelligent robot.

intelligent robot

 

An intelligent robot can process and improve information. There are two different types of robots in this context. We define intelligent, pre-programmed, and non-intelligent robots, as well as the contrasts between them.


Artificial Intelligence (AI) is an area of computer science devoted to the creation of software that learns on its own, much like a human might. Simply said, these technologies are prepared to analyse data, extract knowledge from it, and self-perfect from that knowledge after being provided with beginning knowledge.

Process and enhance is what an intelligent robot does. There are two different types of robots in this context. We discuss the differences between intelligent, preprogrammed, and dumb robots.

Artificial Intelligence and Robots

Robotics is a discipline of computer science dedicated to the creation of robots, devices that autonomously perform tasks similar to those performed by humans. For instance, there are robots created exclusively for the industrial field: in a factory, a robot substitutes workers, speeds up and automates certain processes, and/or minimizes occupational dangers.

Computer Science feeds off of each other in a way that promotes and accelerates technological progress. Intelligent robots emerge from the intersection of robotics and artificial intelligence, however this does not imply that all robots are intelligent.

A robot's ability to accomplish a sequence of tasks in an automatic manner does not imply that it is intelligent. Only when Artificial Intelligence has been integrated into the machine's software, that is, when the brain that runs the machine is intelligent and has the ability to learn and improve itself, do we speak about intelligent robots.

Robot with no intelligence


As simple as that, a non-intelligent robot executes the actions for which it was designed. A non-intelligent robot would be an industrial robot integrated into a factory's production line and capable of manipulating elements automatically.

In this situation, the robot is designed to execute specified jobs and can even be partially reprogrammed, with specific paths and functions changingable. It may also have the ability to recognize or avoid things in its environment, as well as retain some data.

It does not, however, go beyond that: it is an executor; it does not learn from the actions it conducts; instead, it merely executes the orders provided to it. Let's pretend the names are Sota, Caballo, and Rey. You tell the robot to perform X activity, and it follows through. That is all there is to it.

Robot that has been preprogrammed

Although the pre-programmed robot is more advanced than the non-intelligent one, it is still not intelligent for the same reason: it was not designed to self-improve. This is exemplified by an IVR (Interactive Voice Response) system.

We're talking about the answering machine that appears when you phone a company and invites you to fill out a questionnaire so that you can be directed to the person or department that best meets your needs. The IVR is a voice-activated system that asks you spoken questions and provides you with a series of coded options (the standard "speak or press 1") until you are guided to the correct option.

It is not, however, prepared to interact with you beyond that, nor to process the information and apply what it has learned to improve its service on subsequent calls, for example. Programming is possible using basic techniques, but Artificial Intelligence is not.

Robot with intelligence

The intelligent robot is the product of the before mentioned convergence of Robotics and Artificial Intelligence. In a nutshell, it's a robot that thinks, one that not only executes commands but also processes and learns from data. The intelligent robot is programmed to execute specific tasks and improve them over time. An intelligent robot, such as a chatbot, is an example.

Don't even consider an ITR (Interactive Text Response). This system would be a text version of the IVR, a chat preprogrammed to answer specific inquiries, provide basic information, or send you to the appropriate contact. Consider Replika, a chatbot that is willing to learn from the data you provide in your interactions until it becomes your buddy.

We've already informed you about this robot who poses as a robot who becomes your friend. Replika collects data about you and modulates to it by chatting to you, whether through text or speech. It picks up on what you say and how you say it until it's no longer just a virtual companion, but a reflection of yourself. That would be a robot with intelligence.

A vacuum cleaner that hits the same wall 30 times or gets trapped under the same chair in the living room is dumb. An intelligent vacuum cleaner is one that hits the wall a few times until it is located on its virtual map, one that learns that the wall is there and does not hit it again, or one that predicts the shape of the chair it got stuck on the first time and changes its trajectory slightly the second time to pass smoothly underneath it.

Article Author Gerluxe Image:Altomteknik


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